On October 2, 2014 I noted that some Sheriff deputies had a sign at the Simi Valley Metrolink station requiring people to consent to bag searches or they wouldn’t be permitted on the platform.
Of course, no warrants. Here’s the link to the Metrolink security policy.
I stepped on the platform at another staircase and didn’t encounter the deputies.
Our Constitution’s 4th Amendment states-
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.
– See more at: http://constitution.findlaw.com/amendment4.html
Our country seems to be going downhill big time.
I was living in Boston during the 2004 Democratic convention. The powers that be had demonstrators in cages in a construction area to exercise their 1st amendment rights. On my way home, I was sitting in a Orange Line train, and a police officer asked if he could look in my bag. I told him “No thank you.” When I finally got across to him, I was asked to leave the train or be arrested.
The lack of character of our police and politicians is extraordinary.
As Doctor Franklin said:
Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
Our forefathers should be ashamed of us.
Adam Selene 2014
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